Glazed German Spice Cake
1 package (18.25 ounces) German chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped, divided
1 can (15 ounces) sliced pears in light syrup, undrained
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon plus spice blend
1 cup powdered sugar
3-4 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1. For cake, spray a stoneware fluted pan with vegetable oil.
2. Place cake mix in a bowl. Chop walnuts; reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish.
Place remaining walnuts into batter bowl. Drain pears, reserving juice; pour
juice into a measuring cup. Add enough water to juice to measure 1 1/3 cups. Add
liquid, eggs and spice blend to batter bowl; mix until well blended. Chop pears
using a food chopper; stir into batter. Pour batter into pan, spreading evenly.
3. Microwave cake on HIGH 13-14 minutes or until cake tester inserted near
center comes out clean. (Cake will be slightly moist on top, near center.) Let
stand in microwave 10 minutes. Invert onto a round platter.
4. For glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl; whisk
until smooth. (Glaze will be thick.) Pour glaze over cake. Sprinkle with
reserved walnuts. Serve.
Yield: 12 servings or 24 sample servings
Nutrients per serving: Light Calories 290, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 2 g,
Cholesterol 55 mg, Carbohydrate 50 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 290 mg, Fiber 1 g
Cook's Tip: Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the cinnamon plus spice
blend, if desired.
If using a microwave oven without a built-in turntable, rotate cake a quarter
turn after each 3-minute interval of cooking.
To bake in a conventional oven, preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake 50-55 minutes or
until cake tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Proceed as recipe
Source: Pampered Chef